(Closed) Feeling kind of down about bloodwork

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@trugem: Its definitely not that you aren’t doing everything right, regardless of what people may say or think. My SIL’s boyfriend has type 1 since he was 18 months old, and it runs heavily on his side. Luckily, they have a daughter, and with everything else considered, she only has about a 10% chance of getting it. So far so good, but they are ready to deal with it if it happens. He’s a great guy, but at 23, he is almost completely blind from it.

I wouldn’t worry too much, and if you can, try not to even discuss it with his family if you think they will be judgemental

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I hope everything goes well for you.

I would keep it to myself. Why do they need to know?

Post # 5
2701 posts
Sugar bee

@trugem: Please don’t think it is your fault! You can do everything perfectly and still get GD. There is a stigma about it and that is something you can’t help. So sorry you have to deal with all the unwanted opinions, no one should have to deal with that, especially during such a stressful time. I’m praying for your second test and I hope everything will turn out fine for you and baby.

Post # 7
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine was slightly elevated as well (anything over 140 needs to take the 3 hour test, and I was a 143). I was so upset I cried. Anyways, I dreaded the 3 hour test and was super nervous but I passed all 4 parts without any trouble. Good luck!

Post # 8
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Tons of people pass the 3 hour. I would not be worried about it. I had GD and the hardest part was giving up my orange juice and my craving for fries with ketchup. If you d end up with it just remember moderation is key. Not everyone needs medication and it can be controlled by diet

Post # 10
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We induced two days before he was due because we thought my guy was going to be too big. He turned out to be normal size, but there are plenty of normal sized GD babies. Keeoing the diabetes under control keeps their weight under control. I went on oral meds and it helped to mostly keep mine under contrl, did I mention a french fry craving? lol. DS was 7lbs, 13oz and he was showing large on the growth ultrasound, so don’t let it scare you too much ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m sorry you have to take the three hour test.  ๐Ÿ™  Definitely don’t worry too much at this point, though.  Most people still pass the 3 hour test, especially if just barely failed the 1 hour test.

In the meantime, have you heard about the Brewer’s diet (I think that’s what it’s called)?  It’s a diet prescribed for women with GD, and while you don’t need it at this point, learning more about what specific foods to eat/avoid may help calm your fears.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 14
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@trugem: A very small percent of women pass the 1 hour test, or so I’ve been told by my midwife, which is why I chose to opt out of it (and I have no risk factors). My older sister, who pre-pregnancy was 5’5, 125lbs – totally healthy (runner, did insanity workout EVERY day!), no family diabetes – she failed the first test and was really upset about it, but passed the second one. I’m sure you will, especially considering you were at a healthy weight before getting pregnant and aren’t gaining an excessive amount of weight now. I’m sure you’re fine!!

Also, screw the family lol don’t even tell them if you have it, and I would honestly considering lying to them even if you do because that kind of pressure is not fair to you and you shouldn’t have to go through that. Pregnancy is hard enough without everyone else breathing down your neck about what you are and aren’t doing. As long as you and your doctor feel good about your diet/everything else you do, that’s all that matters!

Bigs hugs to you and good luck on the next test!

Post # 16
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@trugem: It isn’t about if you’re doing everything right.

But, I agree with miss spunkin, you might still be ok.

I hate blood test results. I feel like every time I get my results, I get one test that just doesn’t make sense to me or freaks me out.

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